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“The more you read the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you'll go.”
- Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"
The first step in becoming involved in clinical research is learning how to read and evaluate research articles. We all know that our profession is facing imminent changes. Technology is progressing more rapidly than ever, patient management and treatment intervention is becoming more complex, and the ability to provide the best care possible depends largely on the ability to understand and implement the information garnered from high quality scientific research.
The following is an (edited), comprehensive checklist featured in an AARC article on facilitating research, by Dean Hess. The commentary is entirely mine, so please don’t blame him for that.
Why are you looking at this journal?
Is it reputable?
Is it peer-reviewed?
What is the impact factor of this journal? (more…)
The South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care is proud to introduce the Research Mentorship Program! In an effort to address the ever-evolving changes in the field of Respiratory Therapy, the SCSRC Board of Directors is currently developing a web-based program designed to introduce respiratory care practitioners to the field of research. Our overarching goal is to assist in educating the state’s RT workforce on a wide variety of research skills, including but not limited to:
Editorials addressing these topics will be posted to the SCSRC website monthly. In addition to these monthly postings, links to high quality resources for research education, listings and updates on current SC based pulmonary research, assistance with IRB locations and contacts, and assistance with locating speakers for state RC programs or local events will also be available on our web page.
We would like to stress that this is a work in progress. We are open to suggestions and will do our best to customize our offerings to the unique needs of the respiratory care community we serve.
For more information regarding this program, please contact Brooke Yeager at firstname.lastname@example.org.